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> Il n'est nullement nécessaire d'avoir un but pour marcher, même s'il faut parfois un prétexte pour se mettre en mouvement. — Marcher, éloge des chemins de la lenteur, David Le Breton

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Dusting off one of my most controversial opinions: I don't think private schools should be allowed.

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A lot of people are talking about the Fifth Element in the last few days.

It's a great movie, one of my favorites.

But it's not perfect. It has the "Born Sexy Yesterday" trope and that deserves some examination.

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When I think about climate change, I think about the Great Stink.

By 1830, London was the largest, richest city in the world. But the city's waste management systems had not changed appreciably since medieval times. Most human waste was handled quite simply: it was just dumped into the River Thames.

The result was a slow-growing crisis that lasted three decades. Cholera outbreaks (from drinking tainted water, though nobody understood that then) periodically wracked the city, killing tens of thousands. The stench from the river gradually grew worse and worse, making life in riverside districts increasingly intolerable. The government was too hesitant to take dramatic action, though; it tried instead to mitigate the problem, by pouring lime into the river to cut the stench.

It all came to a head in the summer of 1858. A dry spell caused the level of the river to drop, leaving the banks coated with mounds of what the newspapers delicately called "impure matter." The stench was so bad that it became known as "the Great Stink." Parliament, whose halls were right on the river, could not conduct business. The smell in the chambers was so strong that all the curtains were soaked in chloride of lime to try and block it. (It didn't work.)

Parliament was now faced with a simple, stark choice: do something to clean up the river, or move itself out of London altogether. Members seriously discussed relocating to Oxford and St. Albans, but in the end, they decided to act. Municipal engineer Joseph Bazalgette was authorized to build a network of new sewers, at the then-staggering cost of £3 million, to be paid for by taxing every London household three pennies for the next 40 years.

Bazalgette's sewers solved the problem. They solved it so well they're still in use today. But democratic government had to be dragged kicking and screaming into making them happen. Only when the problem made their own lives intolerable did they finally act.

How all this relates to climate change, I shall leave as an exercise for the reader.

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Demandeur et demandeuse d'emploi en France attention!

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Les services anti-fraudes de Pole Emploi vont pouvoir demander aux:
- banques
- fournisseurs d’énergie
- opérateurs tel

Les informations suivantes sur les 18 derniers mois et gardés 3ans :
- Situation géographique
- Niveau d’activité ou niveau des ressources perçues (exprimés en montant financier ou en nombre ou fréquence des opérations réalisées ou des versements reçus)
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Kanthaus turned 5 today! 5️⃣ 🎂

(Kanthaus is a common house for purposeful project work(ers) that I helped set up and continue to spend a lot of time in, in Germany.)

It's been a ride 🖤

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Le site intègre maintenant les infos sur les parlementaires nouvellement élus, mais cette législature pourrait être la dernière pour le site. #DirectAN

On vous explique ça :


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Pour celles et ceux qui ne l'ont pas déjà lu, lisez cet article de Fakir sur les agences de commandes de contenu d'influence.
Édifiant, effrayant, jusqu'au post-scriptum. 🥴

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A global socialist revolution occurs, you have been elected as the first global planner! Implement policies and fund research to reduce extinction rate and limit global warming while maintaining sufficient social and political capital!

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pro-vasectomy sex talk 

If you’re not planning to have kids, I’d just like to note that my husband’s vasectomy has in no way damaged his virility.

In fact, it increases my pleasure because even though I also have an IUD for uterine management reasons, I can feel completely relaxed about sex, knowing I won’t have to deal with even the low low chance of an unwanted pregnancy.

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le discours de Roussel sur la ruralité RN vs les villes de bobo Nupes est à la foi faux, simpliste et dangereux

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@gitea needs your help to implement #ActivityPub 🙏

Browse the task list maintained by @ta180m at, pick one and help #Gitea move towards #federation. If you are not sure how to help, just reply and someone in the @forgefriends community will guide you.

🚀 boost appreciated!

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Allô les jeunes ?
5 minutes de votre temps dimanche pour obtenir l’allocation d’autonomie jeunesse à 1063 euros, la fin de #ParcoursSup, l’augmentation du SMIC et la planification écologique, ça vaut le coût non ?
Si vous allez voter #NUPES dimanche, Macron perd.

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