Monday, 8 October 2018
quote [ A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding damage requires quickly transforming the world economy. ]
Direct link to the IPCC Report which it should be noted, is considered to be largely conservative in its estimates.
Trump administration predicts a 7°F (~4°C) global temperature rise. Its policies assume planet’s fate is sealed.
In case you were wondering how that 'not going extinct in a hundred years' thing was working out for us. #YourMomIsAnEndangeredSpecies
Friday, 21 September 2018
quote [ One of the few things that could raise anger — real, intense anger — in Mister Rogers was the willful misleading of children. Superheroes, he thought, were the worst culprits. ]
51 years ago today Fred Rogers began recording the first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Google Doodle: Celebrating Mister Rogers | Behind the Scenes
Thursday, 20 September 2018
quote [ Motorcyclists block roads outside HQ for second day asking for £5 per delivery minimum ]
Wetherspoon's and McDonald's staff to strike together
“This is a Struggle to Save Public Education”
Disneyland Resort reaches tentative contract agreement with hotel workers
Will UPS Teamsters Vote No?
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
quote [ Since Sept. 7, over 6,000 housekeepers, cooks, doormen, bartenders, servers and dishwashers with UNITE HERE Local 1 have been picketing outside 26 hotels, including the Palmer House Hilton, Hyatt Regency and Sheraton Grand. Spirits are high as striking workers and supporters maintain loud and energetic picket lines at all hours of the day. ]
McDonald's workers walk out in 10 US cities over 'sexual harassment epidemic'
Almost 4K nurses authorize strike at University of Michigan
I've got like 5 versions of the Which Side Are You On song stuck in my head at any given time. :P
Tuesday, 11 September 2018
quote [ Salvador Allende was killed 45 years ago today in a US-backed coup. Here's his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace. ]
Allende's 1973 murder ushered in the reign of Pinochet along with a new Chile constitution heavily influenced by the father of neoliberalism, James Buchanan. The goal was to lock the common citizenry out of the political process and ensure that the power remained in the hands of the rich. Industry labor unions were banned, banks were deregulated, public universities were required to become self-financing, teachers were purged from universities, social security and health care were privatized.
In 1975 the economy shrank by 14%. Inequality soared and still remains high to this day. A number of banks and finance companies then had to be taken over by the state, due to reckless lending. Etc. Etc. Buchanan's neoliberal Chilean acolytes were then fired, but not before recommending a cut in minimum wage as the one of the solutions. :P
Meanwhile... in the US. James M. Buchanan: The Architect of the Radical Right
Thursday, 6 September 2018
The future is here today: you can't play Bach on Youtube because Sony says they own his compositions
quote [ James Rhodes, a pianist, performed a Bach composition for his Youtube channel, but it didn't stay up -- Youtube's Content ID system pulled it down and accused him of copyright infringement because Sony Music Global had claimed that they owned 47 seconds' worth of his personal performance of a song whose composer has been dead for 300 years. ]
Let's be real, Intellectual Property laws are theft of the Commons. The Library of Babel and its derivatives belong to us all. ;)
The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement
Monday, 3 September 2018
quote [ The growing labor militancy making headlines has its roots in slow, grinding efforts by workers all over the country. ]
Happy Labor Day! NYT article in the extended.
Republicans Who Oppose Teacher Protests Are Losing Their Primaries, Even in Red States
Remembering The Pullman Strike: The Origin of Labor Day
Labor Day 2018: How the Ongoing Prison Strike is Connected to the Labor Movement
Sunday, 2 September 2018
quote [ It's like cards against humanity, but online. Let's give it a shot. ]
I'm playing around with streaming a game I picked up off of Humble Bundle[ref link :P] a couple weeks ago. It's like cards against humanity. You'll need One browser (computer?) to view the stream and another (phone?) to use as a controller for the game. I'll start the game once I have couple people in there. Shout out in the post comments if you're in. #LikeCommentSendNudes
Saturday, 1 September 2018
quote [ Punch the Sub Button in it's perfect face!➤http://bit.ly/TFSYTSub Please support the official release! ➤ http://bit.ly/TFSFuniNow Please support the official... ]
I've been waiting for this for a long time. They're talking about part two next Friday and that might be the last of DBZ Abridged.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
quote [ An art project by Mark Payne which visually explores how any interaction we have with strangers has the potential to linger on forever in our lives. ]
Little bit of tech, little bit of art.
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