Douglas Adams nailed what we'd be wearing when the world ended

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#DRM on medical equipment has always been a threat to human health and lives, as well as a violation of our rights, and now DRM on ventilators may actually cost lives: u.fsf.org/30n Sign up to learn more about our campaign against DRM: u.fsf.org/30j

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What do you call a capitalist worker in a crisis? 

Hungry

This virus hangs around on surfaces like plastic, glass and cardboard. We humans all touch our faces all the time, so even if someone has washed their hands, if they then touch their face they could put the virus back on their hands.

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If anyone else has handled something, like a takeaway container, please assume that it could have virus on it and act accordingly. As this son of a doctor in Italy said, clean anything that you don't know where it has come from - i.e. how it has been handled by other people:
vimeo.com/398651424

Hi people who have just joined me here. Sorry for not putting in an appearance, but I think you've all seen me on FB, along with you all, trying to make sure as many people as possible understand what is happening

UN report: Livestock's long shadow (2006)

Livestock activities have significant impact on virtually all aspects of the environment, including air and climate change, land and soil, water and biodiversity. (p 3)
At virtually each step of the livestock production process substances contributing to climate change or air pollution, are emitted into the atmosphere, or their sequestration in other reservoirs is hampered. (p 80)

fao.org/3/a0701e/a0701e00.htm

"Replacing meat-heavy menu choices with Earth-friendly, plant-based options can reduce the carbon footprint of a 500-person event like a conference or large wedding by 10 tons of greenhouse gas equivalents, according to an analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity."
biologicaldiversity.org/w/news

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Advertising Is a Cancer on Society

...Real world advertising is not about informing, it's about convincing. Over time, it became increasingly manipulative and dishonest. It also became more effective. In the process, it grew to consume a significant amount of resources of every company on the planet. It infected every communication medium in existence, both digital and analog. ...

-- @temporal

jacek.zlydach.pl/blog/2019-07-

#advertising #AdvertisingIsCancer

Day 13 of the vigil
"The weather is quite cool and we have strong winds which keep blowing our signs around. We continue to get a lot of support from people driving past in cars. People are stopping by to talk, including one denier who was committed to his position. A lovely indigenous woman on her way to the Aboriginal Embassy, with her pet budgie, stopped and shared her concern about what is happening to the environment, giving personal accounts of her home place."

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Canberra Bubble & Friends

Mastodon instance for bubble loonies, greenies who can control the weather and others with such magical powers. Oh and their friends.