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"I have a lot of bad ideas, but it's nice to know I can never have an idea that's as bad as capitalism."

~ Patagast the Purple

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After 32 long years, I've finally found my medium. Radio dramas are where it's at.

Data collection without consent and/or payment is robbery, not privacy.

Privacy is showing us their code to prove that even they can't collect our data in the first place.

@nuel Hello. I am the CEO of Mastodon. I have instructed our Chief Technical Officer to conduct research into various failings of Twitter.com's business model, as well as our our Chief Financial Officer to conduct extensive market research into features missing from Twitter.com that Mastodon.com could implement better in order to create a strong competitive advantage for the business.

- CEO, Mastodon Dot Com Ltd

As we have so many new faces on the fediverse in recent days I would like to take a moment to share with you the history of this place and what makes it so special as a community. ♥ 💖 #mastodev #Welcome #foss #linux

Maximiliano Guerrero on fb: "Green capitalism just means that wars for oil become wars for lithium."

friends, @koosli has started a "Tootup" group for Melb locals to plan gatherings.... Apparently Shit Secret Santa is on the cards.

deffo.com.au/melbourne-fedi-fr

uspol, auspol, gun violence, bushfires 

“We live in capitalism,” said Le Guin, “Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.” It’s up to authors, she explains in the video below, to spark the imagination of their readers and to help them envision alternatives to how we live.

yesmagazine.org/happiness/ursu

@cadwellsocialcoop
@luisrazeto
#UrsulaLeGuin
#future
#Capitalism

"I have a lot of bad ideas, but it's nice to know I can never have an idea that's as bad as capitalism."

~ Patagast the Purple

I just asked my roommate why they are and though the intended sentiment of their reply was honorable, the words were slightly unfortunate:

"I am passionate about animal cruelty."

😂😂😂

How the women of Standing Rock are building #sovereign economies (August 24, 2019)

"Part of being sovereign lies in strengthening and rebuilding sharing economies, she said. And part of it lies in reducing waste, rejecting rampant consumerism and the harmful aspects of the modern industrial system, like single-use plastics and toxic chemicals.

“I saw it all happen at Standing Rock; everybody came with all of their skills, and they brought [their] economies—and they were medicating people, they were healing people, they were feeding people, cooking for people, training people, making people laugh—they were doing everything. Everything we needed, it came to Standing Rock.”

Despite the money the pipeline company spent to repress the uprising, she said, water protectors around the world stepped up and pitched in to create an alternate economy at Standing Rock, and millions were raised to support the resistance.

“We could do that again. We can gift our economies between each other. We’re doing it right here,” Angel told the women assembled in the Black Hills—women who were gardeners and builders, craftswomen and cooks, healers and lawyers, filmmakers and writers—and, above all, water protectors. “These few days we’ve been here prove to me and should prove to you that we have the skills to create communities without violence, without drugs, without alcohol, without patriarchy—just with the intent to live in peace.”"

Source: alternet.org/2019/08/how-the-w

"The only trickle-down that exists is piss from the powerful into the face of the powerless."

auspol 

The peasants hath become accustomed to speaking a most detestable phrase: “as you say, Elder.” They utter it with a most indecent tone, implying disbelief and rebellious sentiments. This phrase might rightly be compared to the gravest insult of our age, which I dare not write.

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