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'Repair culture[...] is not a mere side effect of the development of industrial societies.On the contrary, it is one of the very few distributed and consistent niches of resistance against the transformation of all human creativity into quantifiable commodity.'

Felipe Fonseca talks about gambiarra and the culture of repair and how maker culture got co-opted into wastefulness and prototyping lots of new things.

Hi Fediverse πŸ‘‹

it's @tobias here, broadcasting via this new fediverse account representing (formerly) #switchingsocial πŸŽ‰

Please follow, dm and @ this account for everything related to the English version ... as @swisode wants to write German posts again 😁

It's been one week since the #shutdown. There hasn't been any news from the original author yet. So, I believe, it's on us to keep this project alive.

Please stay tuned as I'll ask for support here - after some more preparations. πŸ’»

"emsenn surely you mean moss garden you aren't /farming/ moss are you?"

I am! A few reasons:

1) Dead dry moss makes great mulch for containers

2) Living moss is great for greening previously ungreen spaces, like gravel alleys. I'm working on a way to make "moss bombs" for places where it's too cement and concrete for a seed bomb.


No, you're not going to put or pump fracked gas through any pipelines in Oregon.

The CORRUPTION of Trump's guys (and they are all corrupt) is overwhelming sometimes:

"Bernhardt is already under fire for possible ethics violations during his prior stint as assistant interior secretary under Ryan Zinke."

"During his interior department tenure, Bernhardt has been an architect of some of the agency’s most controversial and consequential decisions, including stripping wildlife protections and leasing large swaths of public lands to oil and gas companies.

Jordan Cove is a major priority of western oil and gas interests, since it would probably lead to expanded drilling ... It has faced strident opposition from indigenous people, environmentalists, and landowners concerned about climate change, impacts on waterways, and the use of eminent domain to seize land."

Fact: tax frauds can't be President ... why wait until 2020?


Three Canadian companies who market green buzzwords like "sustainability" and "environmental solutions" on their websites and in promotional videos were put to the test ... by investigative journalists:

"Only 1 company recycled the plastic. The two trackers in Merlin Plastics' bales ended up at a recycling processing plant in Delta, B.C., suggesting it was recycled.

Both of the GFL trackers went straight to a waste-to-energy facility, a landfill alternative that creates power by incinerating garbage. The harmful acid gases emitted through the burning process become trapped in the incinerator and are then treated with chemical "scrubbers" that convert them into neutral salts."

what would it mean to actually commit to providing housing as a human right?

well, for one, real estate agencies would not exist. real estate would not be an industry. real estate agent would not be a job anyone would do.

the day cannot come soon enough

Global warming makes chaotic variables that affect more than people tend to realize.

Yet, patterns eventually emerge.

Many fairly large frequency earthquakes in/around the PRoF, eh?

Some on the other side of the globe, too ...

(PRoF === Pacific Ring of Fire)

A post by Our World in Data that looks at the question, "Where does our plastic accumulate in the ocean and what does that mean for the future?"

The answer, according to the post, is that "Plastics persist for decades and accumulate on our shorelines"

#Plastics #Environment

Why get off corporate social media? Because it's plastered with lies and advertisements, with insidious garbage trying to brainwash, distract, and detract you from what's really important.

We just had the largest marches in the world, and Ecosteader still has almost no voice.

Twitter is a cesspool of diarrhea... it is the kind of still-warm, "MAGA" maggot-breeding diarrhea that gushes from orifices of a doomed TRE45ONIST man wrapped up so tightly in his doom that he fears everything: even little children from Mexico. He is a monster.

Facebook is cancer, a toxic sludge of radioactive waste that wants to suck you into perpetual unhappiness and discontent. Even your best intents to, say, donate to worthy causes are being siphoned off to feed the delusional money beasts: payment processing fees to feed the greed of the sneering techbros who think they are entitled to take a piece of this and a chunk of that to just "buy" whatever they want with all their money.

Zuck tried to buy his own paradise in Hawaii, but Hawaii said NO.

It’s a dire time in California for wild chinook salmon (Nur) – climate change, giant dam projects and draining rivers for "Big Ag irrigation" which threatens water and livelihoods all up and down coasts.

Independent journalists, writers, people being peaceful in their expressions have organized a few days of gatherings to celebrate the simple gifts that only healthy fish extend.

Peaceful people don't carry guns. Peaceful people

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"Native Americans once owned the land in the United States, it was theirs before the white settlers arrived. They are the First People, whom archaeologists believe have been on the North American continent for some 50,000 years.

Today they represent less than one percent of the United States’ total population. An estimated 2.7 million tribal citizens associated with 567 federally recognized tribes."


Start your Monday morning off with a laugh about how bad the NWC forecasters predicted Imelda last week:

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