A fantastic read. Long-form.
But truly, it's worth the time.
Not like you have the excuse of "no time" at the moment :D
It's beyond time to #riseup and build something different and better - many solutions, not just one!
For consideration, as we are presently faced with some more undeniable evidence of how brittle the global (and local) system currently is:
It would appear (expectedly) that the "leaders" of the world are continuing to do everything they can to keep "growth" economy alive.
A reminder, it's up to the people to lose faith in it enough that it can finally die.
Rally each other, do not be afraid of alternatives.
Seek them out.
People will suffer along the way, but the current paradigm is responsible for such collossal damage and death that almost nothing can compare - it is not a valid argument imho.
probably a nice bit of info re anonymity/ privacy and encryption.
obviously this talk is more on tor and censorship in general
I'm not from the US.
I dislike guns profusely but in some ways I believe in the 2nd Ammendment.
My interpretation is that it was clearly _not_ the right to shoot each other generally.
Rather, it's the right to form resistance (triumphance?) groups to go up against and remove inappropriate governance.
Perhaps #BernieSanders should lead an uprising.
Consider - even if he wins, they'll bury him in paperwork or kill him.
*rubs eyes* Good morning...
granted I'm now also realising that livemocha obviously had a revenue model - while not charging users - so I sadly guess it was entirely based on selling our data...
so we need the community and tools they had, but probably with less of the hidden filth
Does anyone remember #livemocha?
Great language learning site. Best I ever came across.
Got bought out by Rosetta Stone few years back.
I just felt like checking it out again and turns out it's dead.
It would appear Rosetta Stone was afraid, and bourght it to kill it off.
Time to bring it back again! But how?
Can we dig up the old devs and see if they want to work with #librelingo (but don't like their use of html and JS)?
Who will ignore capitalism, stop (for a time, or indefinitely) international trade, and prove that a country can take care of it's own needs?
Who will redefine the wealth of a country by how much it can take care of itself, and not by how much it can exploit others?
As ever, this will be solely up to the people.
Who will #riseup?!
Demand, don't ask.
I rather loathe politics, and almost always, politicians.
Gotta say though. I like Bernie
If you're a democrat in the US and still believe in the vote (unlike me), it strikes me he is the only viable choice.
@witchescauldron interesting. LibreOffice has an online version.
But would almost certainly require some careful setup and configuration.
Good to know that anyone willing could start to provide alternatives to google docs
I feel like inviting anyone else who's interested
Still trying to help parents move home.
Please if anyone can help to boost this to various circles, I would be extremely grateful.
This is not something I ask for lightly.
I even tried on the filth that is #f***book
My family has avoided them for years, but thought to try any option right now.
And almost immediately post was removed because the above link apparently violates community standards!
Anyone else find just the term "bioeconomy" to be disturbing?
...let alone the details
wouldn't normally make such a request...I'm not a social media afficionado.
not asking for anything other than to spread the message, if you're willing.
that - and facebook is truly pissing me off - I would love to see this community outdo it for spreading good info
A call for help to sell a house.
Folks trying to leave the tropics for health reasons.
Great for family, holiday home and/or airbnb.
If anyone can spread the word, I would be most grateful.
Open to offers. Questions, feel free to ask :)
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