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people in the united states raise really shitty dogs. what's that about?

is this jane fonda documentary on hbo as wild as it seems like, or am i just way too high

You know all that history you feel like you need to quickly learn about to catch up with everyone else

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Book-related libre alternatives 

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

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politics, lefttube 

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Damn, the winter 2019 issue of N+1 is really really on point.

Will probably spam excerpts and links to the web editions later today


The 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) 

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. "

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No More Deaths, fuck the state 

One risky thing about preferring a small group of very close friends is that it is easy for life to happen and you're left with no friends that live in the same place as you 😑

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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