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@salixlucida Ecosteader has a brick at Pioneer Square. I never could find it (tbh, didn't look that hard), though it is supposed to be there according to this map!

I will send an "first gen" ecosteader sticker
to anybody who can find it. ;)

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First Amendment rights to free, political, activist speech being among the truths we hold to be self-evident.

== The only thing worth celebrating this 4th of July.

📜 🆓 🗨️

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My day job is writing documentation for developers who work in what is perhaps the most hyped buzz phrase industry today: Artificial Intelligence.

Those who work in AI know that really, it is just a fancy way of saying math. Computers can do math astoundingly fast (this is AKA Machine Learning), which means they can distinguish patterns astoundingly fast. The application of a "known" pattern to a new scenario to achieve a predictable and desired result is the gist of what most AI does.

Conversely, nature has what is more aptly described as "Natural" Intelligence. Every single plant that bursts with seed pods has inherent engineering to maximize success for that plant's "known" pattern ... it rallies and sometimes flocks with others of its kind to further ensure that its cycle can repeat itself and sustain its unique imprint of and on life.

Of course, we can honor their efforts with more

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"Proponents of the IndieWeb offer a fairly straightforward analysis of our current social-media crisis. They frame it in terms of a single question: Who owns the servers? The bulk of our online activity takes places on servers owned by a small number of massive companies. Servers cost money to run. If you’re using a company’s servers without paying for the privilege, then that company must be finding other ways to “extract value” from you—and it’s that quest for large-scale value extraction.. that leads directly to the crises of compromised privacy and engineered addictiveness... When you confine your online activities to so-called walled-garden networks, you end up using interfaces that benefit the owners of those networks."

Source: newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-t

The "IndieWeb" is not about walled gardens at all. There aren't "gardens" on Facebook; more like a horror movie funhouse of mirrors. You're always being distorted -- to some degree or another-- by censors or distractions.

An independent server admin ensures a message isn't distorted, ensures you are not censored, lets he truth of the words you write be pure. There are some messages so mighty with fact that they can't be kept quiet, no matter what.

Not everything in this world is about money.

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Every day we are adding more protests and demonstrations to #CloseTheCamps and #AbolishICE. Already events called in #Olympia and #SanFrancisco as part of the week of action to get @BankofAmerica to divest from #ConcentrationCamps. Get involved! itsgoingdown.org/guide-to-a-ho

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uspol: followup to report from an American child concentration camp Show more

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All elevations from "Surface" to 700 to 850 remain above 5000 Joules / kg for this particular area of disturbance.

The piece people miss is that CAPE stands for _Atmospheric_ CAPE; that is Atmospheric Convective AVAILABLE Potential Energy. This is the equivalent of weather dynamite, all bundled up and concentrated over a huge area.

I don't know why ANYBODY on reddit would be downvoting this observation. If you could know 48 hours ahead of time that tornadoes and deadly hail were headed your way, would you not want to know and prepare?

5918 Joules of energy per 1000 grams of atmospheric moisture seems astoundingly dangerous.

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Huh, this seems too good to be true. I can just switch my default search engine to #Ecosia and I'll be helping to plant trees?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecosia

Massive instability predicted over this area near the Dakotas during the next couple of days...

5215 Joules per kg is F5 tornado weather.

Thread on Reddit (where I accidentally borked an upload of screenshot)

reddit.com/r/weather/comments/

Democracy of the Ecological kind is most definitely not anarchy.

Ecological democracy

always outperforms

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:: by more than at least a breadth of a function division

with

order beyond immature
order beyond insatiable

order beyond impatience ; we

we travel far and light.

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Protip for Fediverse developers:

Pleroma has a bunch of tests you can reference, including some Mastodon ones! It's been a great resource.

git.pleroma.social/pleroma/ple

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Happy to be the 400th follower of @vicorva :)

Some of the oldest pioneers of the pre-2000 Internets were writers. I know this because as an aspiring journalist writer (at the time in high school), I was the yearbook editor and thus had keys to the school.

This meant I could "break into" the school on the weekends and use the darkroom (yeah, literal photographic paper darkroom) and the computers.

Our yearbook adviser was the art teacher, and she was rad.

The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico... seems like so long ago, doesn't it? I'll never forget those heartbreaking images of seabirds laden with petrol, whose homes were ruined by the seafloor drillers.

Shortly after that ship blew up in 2010, some people tried to remind anybody who would listen that _that_ method of rapacious energy extraction is not what the Creator intended for humans to use on Mother Earth: youtu.be/eAlRwi9mnwA?t=3946

Also of importance from earlier in the video: a principle of the original intention: clan mothers can IMPEACH the equivalent of what our Supreme Court justices are today. If we had them, we would not be in this mess.

The D. Trump-branded Evil rearing its hideous face again, back with even more malevolent plans to scourge and defile and to wreak more disaster, suffering, and destruction.

"WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Thursday made public its rollback of a major offshore-drilling safety regulation, significantly weakening an Obama-era rule that was put in place after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 people and sent 4.9 million barrels of oil gushing into the sea, causing the worst oil spill in American history."

Source: nytimes.com/2019/05/02/climate

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if you are unable or unwilling to enforce even the tiniest amount of ethics on your platform, do not create platforms.

Portland might as well just patent its own brand of protest, because it makes judicial use of reminder notes about soil, and is that rad.

katu.com/news/local/gallery/cl

Sunrise walk spotted a great heron this morning. Bonus MP4 with birdsong and a beaver, too. Beavers can teach us a lot about how to care for areas.

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this one basil plant is getting so big 😍 17 inches (43 centimeters) now!! #plants

DBC Renewal is done! In the name of transparent accounting for our B Corp. for "Public Benefit", here's the receipt.

I'm not really a fan of the fact that they make you summarize your "business activity" in 250 chars; though, I guess that's what the world is coming to when we have lousy vocabulary users like Donald Trump trying to run a government.

The lawsuit against Realtors and Landlords is finally happening!

Many acronyms; here are the quick references:

NAR = National Association of Realtors; it is a CARTEL like the MOB that colludes to perpetuate the lies flagrantly spouted by those wealthy few sellers at the top. If you want to make a "living" selling houses, you have to join the REALTOR MOB and pay them dues. In return, they require you fix prices and steal from homebuyers, sellers, and renters.

MLS = Multiple Listing Service, the "online" database that is controlled by REALTORS who have pledged to put the REALTOR CARTEL's interests above homeowners right to negotiate their own contracts. The MLS is also being used increasingly to set "rents" for an area. If your rent has skyrocketed, the MLS is almost certainly is why.

NOTE: Although this post is US-centric, it's important to realize that in AUSTRALIA, something called "negative gearing" is essentially doing the same. Home prices in Melbourne, for example, have become impossible for the majority of workers due to a similar phenomenon.

Yes, Realtors and landlords are one in the same: their agenda is the same: to STEAL the savings and equity of Americans who WORK.

Source: hbsslaw.com/cases/real-estate-

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We need to put what's happening on the U.S. border into its historical context -- "These camps serve to isolate, contain, disappear, and expel a supposedly undesirable population. They are not “like” concentration camps. They are concentration camps." blackrosefed.org/concentration 

There are still idiots who think climate chaos isn't real. Kate Brown isn't one of them, she IS doing her job to represent the majority of Oregonians.

""I'm disappointed in the Senate Republicans' indications of a walkout, which would silence their constituents while stifling democracy," Brown said in a press release. "It's not only dishonest, it violates the oaths they took to speak for their constituents as well as the word they gave to their colleagues and to me."

"I am prepared to use all resources and tools available to me as Governor to ensure that Oregonians are being served by their leaders," she said in a statement. "I am in close communication with Oregon State Police and my office is making preparations for a special session.""

katu.com/news/local/oregon-gov

PSA: "Rural" lawmakers rarely represent the people; they usually represent greed. Just because your grandparents stole bigger plots of land from the natives a dozen times a dozen years ago does NOT mean you are entitled to anything today.

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