Lovely piece from Rebecca Solnit: "Chrome-Plated Pistols and Pink Polos: The Face of Elite Panic in the USA" https://lithub.com/chrome-plated-pistols-and-pink-polos-the-face-of-elite-panic-in-the-usa/
Plus with regulated sales there will be fewer underage users, and they are the ones to worry about.
Just a reminder that if you vote YES to Cannabis legalisation in the upcoming election, people like me, living with daily pain, get to try a safe effective treatment for my condition, while also creating a new sector for jobs, training & business opportunities. Please vote YES.
Hey Toronto people! Throughout the summer, local progressive politics org Progress Toronto is offering free/PWYC online workshops on:
- digital campaigning
- City Hall 101
- how to meet with politicians
- how to speak at a committee
- crafting your narrative
Deets & registration here: https://www.progresstoronto.ca/summer-training-series-2020
bandcamp Friday, shameless self promotion, banjo but not yeehaw banjo
Capharnaum County Magicians Society has just released a new track, an #1865 #funeral #march for #banjo, #drum and #mellotron. Have a free listen and please consider following if you enjoy this sort of weirdness! #magicianssociety #bandcampfriday #mastomusic #musiciansofmastodon http://magicians.bandcamp.com/track/funeral-march
To be a Kid Again | An Entomologist's BioBlog — http://zeppmusic.com/Arthroblog/2020/07/02/to-be-a-kid-again/
NB: contains spiders
The Flaming Lips - My Religion Is You — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g8QTpvY5_Y
new Clifton Hicks!
Clif's banjo playing is stunning
Toronto, where people are visibly fucking up this whole masks and distancing thing all the time everywhere you look, is moving to open back up, and I'm feeling awful about it. We could be saying, "Universal basic income for all and rent is not a permitted transaction until we've got a vaccine", but instead our government policy amounts to "look, there's an economy that needs to run here and some of you are just going to have to die."
very important garden visitor
uspol, police fragility
the new Libby Watson article on the cop persecution complex is pretty good, check it out folks https://newrepublic.com/article/158212/police-shake-shack-persecution
"Computers as I used to love them" - Tonsky: https://tonsky.me/blog/syncthing/
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