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Book-related libre alternatives
🏛️ Open Library - Internet Archive's online library and catalogue of every book ever
📚 Inventaire - Free open book lending site and catalogue
🔎 Public Domain eBook Search - PD eBooks from many sites in many languages
🗣️ Librivox - Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers
📱 Libreture - eBook storage site and DRM-free bookshop list
Climate change thought of (my) day: 'I should buy mosquito nets'
how I got there:
- seattle doesn't have mosquitoes due to climate
- seattle has a high amount of anti-vax fuckwits
- as temperature increases, mosquitoes will travel to seattle and spread "tropic" diseases to seattle
- because of anti-vaxers the death toll will be high
climate migration and climate refugee crises will exacerbate things
The people who go to shows and then spend the whole time squeezing their way back and forth through the crowd. Always with the look like they are a very important person needing to get somewhere to do important person things. More important than watching the show that they for some reason find themselves at...
What IS that?! Where are they always going
Y'all the Alt-Right Playbook series fucking rips. It explains fascist thinking so well when no one else dares to, and knowing the motivations behind their bullshit is so vital to not falling for it
Plus, check out this episode about why the Democratic Party sucks
The #seattle silent reading party is impossible to get into now. People show up two hours early!
I'm going to throw my own silent reading party in my bed by myself
An example of the worthwhile take-down of steven pinker:
"[Pinker] purports to be presenting hard science, but often his sources are works of popular advocacy, rather than original scientific studies. Over ten percent of the notes to his chapter on the environment cite Stewart Brand's 'Whole Earth Discipline', a polemical work by a highly successful entrepreneur and business consultant — and is not Pinker's only source of this kind"
Just finished reading:
Learning to Die: Wisdom in the Age of Climate Crisis | by Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky
I found it to be individualistic to a fault.
I'd recommend 'Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization' instead.
*IF* you are curious of what a neo-liberal take on the climate crisis would look like, it's a quick read.
I *WOULD* recommend the "Afterword" for a good demonstration of what a dishonest hack Steven Pinker is.
book recommendation, mental health (neutral)
This was a difficult read, especially for me personally at this time, but at the end of it I was glad I read it
Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves | Jesse Bering
Heard about it on this episode of the "This is Hell!" Radio show: https://thisishell.com/interviews/1034-jesse-bering
Well this is fun, you can liosten to wikipedia being edited:
"Listen to the sound of Wikipedia's recent changes feed. Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. "
No More Deaths, fuck the state
"Trump administration prosecutors argued this week that members of the borderland faith-based organization No More Deaths broke the law by leaving jugs of water and cans of beans for migrants trekking through a remote wilderness refuge in the Sonoran Desert. The arguments came in the first of a series of high-profile federal trials in Tucson, Arizona, where humanitarian aid volunteers are facing prosecution under a litany of charges."
highly recommend "The Anthropocene Reviewed" podcast from WNYC Studios
p.s. by "highly recommend" i mean "listen while high". not "really recommend" 🙃
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